Amazon Web Services - Statistics & Facts

Amazon, founded in 1994, is the world’s largest online retailer of books, clothing, electronics, music and other goods and, in 2018, earned net sales revenue of over 232 billion U.S. dollars. Amazon’s service offerings have increased over the years and now include a retail products branch, retail third-party seller services, retail subscription services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as other related services. Due to global interest in cloud services and the disruption they are causing across various sectors, AWS has played an increasingly important role in the cloud services industry and has become an important revenue earner for Amazon. In 2013, AWS earned revenues of just over 3 billion U.S. dollars, a number which has since ballooned and sits at over 25 billion U.S. dollars as of 2018.

The cloud market is growing rapidly and represents an important opportunity for the retail and IT giant. The overall cloud applications services (SaaS) market is expected to experience a compound average growth rate of 14 percent between 2017 and 2021, with cloud system infrastructure services (IaaS) and cloud application infrastructure services (PaaS) expected to grow at a rate of 21.7 percent and 18.4 percent respectively. In terms of market size, these individual cloud service segments are expected to achieve revenues of 113.1 billion U.S. dollars (SaaS), 27.7 billion U.S. dollars (PaaS), and 63 billion U.S. dollars (IaaS) by 2021.

As of 2017, AWS was ranked among the four largest public cloud providers in the world, along with Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and IBM Softlayer. AWS is also ranked as one of the leading information technology (IT) companies in the world, by revenue. Specifically in the infrastructure as a service market, AWS has been noted to have a majority of the market worldwide. Amazon's share of the IaaS segment was estimated at 51.8 percent as for 2017. For Amazon, AWS's IaaS revenue raked in 12.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.

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